Alton Tabereaux
Technical Consultant, Aluminum Smelting
Tabereaux has worked as a technical consultant with specific expertise in resolving issues and improving productivity at U.S. and international aluminum smelters since 2007. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Alabama in 1971 and worked for 33 years as a manager of research and process technology for both Reynolds Aluminum and Alcoa Primary Metals.

Tabereaux was the recipient of the JOM Best Paper Award in 1994 and 2000 and was editor of Light Metals in 2004. He received the TMS Light Metals Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and the TMS Light Metals Technology Award in 2008. In addition to serving as an instructor for the TMS Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis Courses, he is a lecturer at the annual International Course on Process Metallurgy of Aluminium held in Trondheim, Norway. Tabereaux has published more than70 technical papers and obtained 17 U.S. patents in advances in aluminum electrolysis process and primary aluminum production.